1880-S VAM-55 Doubled 80, Die Chip Wreath
Discovered by Martin Field, October 1980.
55 III2 34 ∙ C3a (Doubled 80, Die Chip Wreath) (189) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 34 – Doubled 80 in date. Second 8 doubled slightly on lower left outside of upper loop. 0 doubled at left and right outside at top and bottom.
Reverse C3a – Normal die with medium IV S mint mark. Large die chip on wreath leaf opposite NI of UNITED and a smaller die chip in field next to I of UNITED as in VAM-42.
1. Appears to be a duplicate listing of VAM42, but it's not -truly evil mimic
LVA Plate Photos:
Doubled top of cap:
Die chips in left wreath (viewed):
Early Die State: Note depression where secondary chip eventually forms:
Full Coin Photos
Additional Full Coin Photographs (High resolution: right mouse click on the image, view image, left click, F11)
The larger and smaller die chips referenced in the VAM-55 description are shown below.